The Council of Europe starts a new project on Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan

27/02/2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe organised a round table on “Gender equality and media” on 27 February 2018 in Baku. The main aim of the round table was to raise awareness on the CoE standards on gender equality and media freedom, to present a new project of the Council of Europe on “Gender equality and...

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International Seminar on Enforced Disappearances

26/02/2018 Strasbourg

An International Seminar on Enforced Disappearances took place on Tuesday 27 February 2018 in the Agora building of the Council of Europe (room G02) in Strasbourg. This one-day seminar was organised by the Fondation René Cassin – International Institute of Human Rights, on the initiative of the...

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A new report on the role of community media for refugees and migrants has been published


The Council of Europe publication entitled “Spaces of Inclusion - An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media” has been prepared by experts of the COMMIT Community Media Institute in Austria. It will be presented...

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Second Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference 2018 is taking place in Ottawa, Canada

26-28/02/2018 Ottawa, Canada

The 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is taking place in Ottawa, Canada, on February 26-28, 2018. Organised in partnership with the Government of Canada and institutionally supported by the Council of Europe, the OECD, UNESCO, the European Commission, and ICANN,...

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Stressing gender perspective in drug policy at first-ever Mexico meeting

Mexico City, Mexico 23/02/2018

This week, the Council of Europe's drug policy experts The Pompidou Group highlight the importance of “mainstreaming” gender perspective to drug policy. Assessing negative consequences that especially women and girls face – including unequal access to health care and social services, as well as...

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Annual report of the High Council of Justice

23/02/2018 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 23 February 2018, the annual report of the High Council of Justice “On ensuring the independence of the judiciary in Ukraine in 2017” was presented and discussed in Kyiv. The event was jointly organised by the High Council of Justice and the Council of Europe project “Support to the...

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Anti-corruption body visits Romania to conduct urgent evaluation of reform of the judiciary

22/02/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation from the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) visited Romania on 21 and 22 February as part of an ad hoc urgent evaluation concerning the recently proposed or adopted legislation in the area of the judiciary from the perspective of the fight against...

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Combatting Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Georgia

22/02/2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgian prosecutors attended the launch of the Council of Europe HELP course to fight violence against women and domestic violence, which took place on 22 February 2018 at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia. Representatives from the Training Centre of Justice, the Academy of the Internal...

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National human rights institutions from the Western Balkans come together to discuss shared problems

15-16/02/2018 Sarajevo

A two-day regional conference on “Exchange of best practices of addressing human rights violations with a special focus on combating discrimination” for National Human Rights Institutions of the Western Balkans and Turkey, was held on 15 -16 February 2018 in Sarajevo. The conference brought...

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Action against Economic Crime: tools, impact and lessons learnt

15-16/02/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Action against Economic Crime & Cooperation Division organised a brainstorming event in Strasbourg during 15-16 February 2018. The event brought together more than 40 Council of Europe experts from academia, policy community and practitioners along with the Council of...

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Expert mission on prisoner’s rehabilitation programmes in Montenegro

7-8/02/2018 Podgorica (Montenegro)

In continuation of the capacity building support for the introduction and implementation of reintegration programs in Montenegrin prisons, Council of Europe (CoE) consultants conducted an expert mission in Podgorica, Montenegro on 7-8 February. The consultants accompanied by CoE staff, held...

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Enforcing Strasbourg Court’s judgments concerning the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova

19/02/2018 Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)

The execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights requires genuine dialogue between all those capable of providing effective redress to victims of violations in the Transnistrian region of the Republic Moldova. "We need to be creative and break the vicious circle of legal...

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Practical Guide on the use of personal data in the police sector: how to protect personal data while combatting crime

16/02/2018 Strasbourg

The Practical Guide on the use of personal data in the police sector, adopted by the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (“Convention 108”), gives guidance and concrete examples to emphasise that...

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Typologies of corruption affecting entrepreneurs and impact of inspections on businesses at the municipal level discussed in Novorossiysk

09/02/2018 Novorossiysk (Russian Federation)

PRECOP II project brought together over 70 representatives of Federal and Regional Business Ombudsmen Offices from 15 regions, executive and legislative bodies and business associations of the Krasnodar krai, as well as representatives of international donor community to participate in two...

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